17 Beautiful Photos Of Cherry Blossoms In Bloom
No matter what the weather's like where you live, these cherry blossom photos will help you feel like spring has sprung!
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. However, cherry blossoms like to get a head start, and we have absolutely no complaints about that.
The beautiful photos that follow show just why floral cherry trees are a beloved tourist attraction for cities around the world. While you can enjoy these photos from the comfort of your home, fair warning that they may convince you to book a flight to see them in person next spring!
1. Yoshino, Japan
Temples in Japan offer some of the best spots for viewing cherry blossoms. The photo below was taken on April 3. What did your yard look like that day?
2. Yoshino, Japan
The hillsides in Yoshino, which is less than two hours by car from Kyoto, turn a perfect pastel pink for one week each year.
3. Kyoto, Japan
Fellow Simplemost writer Brittany Anas recently got back from Japan where she was able to catch peak bloom, as captured on a street in Kyoto below.
4. Matsumoto, Japan
Simplemost’s Brittany Anas also captured the lovely Matsumoto Castle surrounded by gorgeous cherry blossoms.
5. Tokyo, Japan
Cherry blossoms over the Meguro River in Tokyo’s Nakameguro district brighten up the night.
6. Paris, France
7. Washington, D.C.
These petals soften the view of the U.S. Capitol building in the spring.
8. Washington, D.C.
On their own, the monuments around the District are a spectacular sight, but they hit a new high when the cherry trees bloom around the Tidal Basin. See the Jefferson Memorial framed by them below.
9. New York City
Brooklyn is the borough for the best cherry blossoms in New York City, thanks to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
10. Vancouver, British Columbia
More than 40,000 cherry blossom trees bloom around this Canadian city. See some below along a street in Vancouver’s hip Kitsilano neighborhood. These trees truly are a gift that keeps on giving.
11. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam’s Westerpark neighborhood features many cherry trees that burst with blossoms each spring.
12. Macon, Georgia
Every March, this southern community known as the “cherry blossom capital” celebrates its blossoming cherry trees with a festival lasting 10 days. In case you were wondering, Macon’s 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled for March 22-31.
13. Tokyo, Japan
It looks like a cherry blossom-covered wonderland in this photo taken as visitors cross a bridge over the Meguro River in Tokyo on March 26.
14. Tokyo At Night
Celebrating the arrival of cherry blossoms is a long-maintained ritual in Japan.
15. Beijing, China
Cherry blossoms are a sight to see in China. This picture was captured March 31 during the 30th cherry blossom festival held at Yuyuantan Park in Beijing.
16. Kameoka, Japan
People relax under cherry blossom trees in Kameoka Yawaraginomichi Sakura Park on April 2.
17. Wedding Blossoms In Japan
Can you imagine a better backdrop for your wedding photos than these blossoms?
Even if the weather outside isn’t making you a believer, spring is here and the cherry blossom trees scattered across the world provide some beautiful proof!